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Brasia K. has a small business in Iringa, Tanzania selling charcoal and firewood. By working twelve-hour days, she is able to earn 60,000 Tsh, which is approximately $46, per month. She has been doing this kind of business for over five years and, especially since she has three children to support, wants to improve her business and her life.

By taking a loan from BRAC Tanzania of 200,000 Tsh, Brasia hopes to increase her profits and be able to put both capital and more of her profits back into her small business.

Brasia is 35 years old, married, and her three children are aged 15, 12, and 10. This is her first loan from BRAC.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,305.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Brasia to use for business expansion.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010